"Temple Grandin" Wins Big at the Emmys

Congratulations to “Temple Grandin,” which won the top honor for Outstanding Made for Television Movie at the 62nd Emmy Awards. This HBO bio-pic based on the life of Temple Grandin, author of Thinking in Pictures, also took home four other major awards, making it the most decorated show of the evening:

Claire Danes (Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie)
Julia Ormond (Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie)
David Strathairn (Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie)
Mick Jackson (Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special)

Find out more about the film, and watch a trailer here.

About Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism by Temple Grandin:
Temple Grandin, Ph.D., is a gifted animal scientist who has designed one-third of all the livestock-handling facilities in the United States. She also lectures widely on autism–because Temple Grandin is autistic, a woman who thinks, feels, and experiences the world in ways that are incomprehensible to the rest of us.

In this unprecedented book, Grandin delivers a report from the country of autism. Writing from the dual perspectivies of a scientist and an autistic person, she tells us how that country is experienced by its inhabitants and how she managed to breach its boundaries to function in the outside world. What emerges in Thinking in Pictures is the document of an extraordinary human being, one who, in gracefully and lucidly bridging the gulf between her condition and our own, sheds light on the riddle of our common identity.

Read an excerpt.
Visit Temple Grandin’s website.